Measuring cholesterol levels
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Measuring cholesterol levels

Alison Pottle Nurse consultant, Harefield Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex

The measurement and management of cholesterol levels are essential to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Nursing staff play a key role in the detection and treatment of high cholesterol levels and the promotion of good nutritional health. This article focuses on the process of and rationale for cholesterol testing.

Nursing Standard. 21, 46, 42-47. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.


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